July 2010

a better collage

sarah bridgland collages

sarah bridgland makes the most beautiful mixed media three-dimensional collages...

hearts, eyes and dots!

dotted wallets and heart tees

cute dotted wallets and heart tees with eyes from dover street market!

// via bonnie tsang

ty wilkins illustrated goodness

fox and toucan illustrations from ty wilkins

fox & toucan illustrations from the portfolio of ty wilkins. fox is available for purchase on etsy and poster cabaret!

// via a tweet from eight hour day

crafts collection

crafts collection home items

i love the simplicity of these products from crafts collection, and that little rocking lamb is irresistible!

// clockwise from top left: rocking lamb, broiler bowls, lumber wear scarf, astack stacking candle holders

oh so beautiful paper

wedding invitations and paper products

who knew a blog that is not about food could make me drool? spend some time on oh so beautiful paper and you will know what i'm talking about!

take three: travel in style

travel in style with jeans, tees and cute bags...

1 { j.crew basic tee } 2 { smidgebox tote } 3 { j.crew matchstick denim }

painted driftwood

these painted driftwood pieces would make a gorgeous summer addition to the home.

// by ginette lapalme found via melissa

illustrated objects

i love the objects series of illustrations from hennie haworth... what's not to love about an illustrated marble collection?

photographer friday: a starfish

photos by a starfish from flickr

found these dreamy images on flickr by a starfish.

// clockwise from top left: untitled, untitledrosehow to study the stars

olimpia zagnoli

olimpia zagnoli

how fabulous are these illustrated blog posts from olimpia zagnoli? visit her milan blog, the nyc blog & portfolio site.

// found via a tweet from frank chimero

new blog to follow: girly girls like

girly girls like.

My friend Ashley has a great blog for all things girly, I love the layout she uses to display the image thumbnails. Swing on over to Girly Girls Like for daily inspiration.

hacking the graph...

I've been obsessively researching infographics lately, and I came across this set of posters, shirts and more from designer Bernard Barry who spent time as a designer at facebook. This heart poster is from the f8 conference which focused on hacking the graph, and is referencing their social data graph.

pie charts

pie chart magnets

these pie chart magnets and pins are a simple & beautiful addition to an inspiration board, refrigerator or blouse from studio fludd.

take three: casual luxury

take three casual luxury

feel luxe even in casual wear...

1 { son of jon sequin pocket tank } 2 { bcbg max azria irmah sandal } 3 { anne kiel skeleton key ring }

the best of... lama

four home items from lama designs

last week, lama celebrated its second birthday, in honor of this anniversary i found four items (because two was just not enough) from the lama shop i would put in my home right now!

photographer friday: amanda pratt

photographer amanda pratt

this is exactly the kind of hot desert vacation i need this weekend!

// photos by amanda pratt via kate ryan

feather dress

feather dress

from the same retailer that brought us the polaroid scarf, comes the feather dress. gorgeous. 

// reborn silk tunic by surface to air

inventory magazine

Inventory magazine

inventory magazine is a self-proclaimed "curation of ideas in product, craft & culture," and that it is. While geared towards men i find myself visiting their updates daily for their clever "words." i can't get enough of their crisp website layout as well.

a pixel for your pillow

photo and pixel pillow covers

a new-to-me store, envelop, features textiles from various designers around the world, including these two fun pillows.

// left to right: fieldscape pillow cover, pxl w pillow cover

an iphone polaroid a day...

iphone polaroids

if you have been following along you'll know how I love the creation-a-day type blogs that have sprung up everywhere. monique pointed me to one of iphone polaroids. how rad! i love my iphone polaroid app as well, so click on over to the archives of this tumblr to see a beautiful display of one man's year so far.

stripes in the studio

i'm on a stripes kick so i might as well ride it out... stripes in a studio or office, yes please!

// top row the studio of jordan ferney, bottom row the millinery studio of jaychow in hong kong as seen on wheretheycreate.com

take three: stripes!

wear an outfit made entirely of stripes!

1 { asuyeta striped tube scarf } 2 { anthropologie knotted satchel } 3 { need supply co. striped three-quarter sleeve mini }

jack willis stripes

jack willis stripe jacket and hammock

fun stripes from jack willis

// left to right tattershall blazer, eastbourne hammock

braided love

braided jewelry

love these braided & multi-strand pieces...

// clockwise from top left: kirna zabĂȘte roarke braid bracelet, need supply co maze daze fabric necklace, lizzie fortunato jewels for madewell braided chain bracelet

photographer friday: juan pablo rodriguez

this weeks photographer friday is one i found browsing through flickr... which is admittedly difficult to do. it's hard to find anything good in a sea of photographs so big. anyways, his name is juan pablo rodriguez hailing from bogota columbia and he is a filmmaker (and actually these are just stills from an animated scene, go to the flickr pages to see the .gif).

painted TOMS

hand painted TOMS shoes

san diego based artist, jocelyn duke, painted this pair of TOMS for The Mixster, swoon...

the best of...

cb2 product picks

the best of... the new cb2 catalog, which i received yesterday!

taylored occasions

99% perspiration

The lovely ladies of Taylored Occasions, Aubyn Gominiak and Maryann Taylor, have agreed to do a little Q & A about running an event planning business. This is the first in a new series call 99% perspiration about the value of hard work for your small business or freelance career. I'll also be sharing some photographs from a few of their recent events.

a shot in the dark

utility bags

utility bags

cool utility bags are popular right now. a few I'm loving...

take three: simple glamour

three piece outfit for simpel glamour

it doesn't take riches to be glamourous... keep it simple with these three easy pieces.

photographer friday: fireworks

set of three photographs with 4th of July fireworks

four things i love about the fourth of july:

1 { fireworks }
2 { hanging out with friends and family }
3 { eating bbq food }
4 { amazing childhood memories of the fourth decorating my aunt's golf cart for a mini parade in her country club }

I hope everyone has a fabulous independence day!

camp cirrus

camp cirrus home products

fantastic & colorful products from camp cirrus. the company is based in sweden, but yes they ship to the states!

time for a new thermos

insulated bottles

so many cute insulated bottles!

// left to right ikea halsa steel vacuum flasks, thermos floral insulated bottle, shanghai insulated flasks, wild and wolf annie thermos

a few affordable baubles

affordable rings and necklace

everyone needs some fancy sparkles from time to time...

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